Victoria Peel has had over sixteen solo exhibitions in Australia as well as curated group exhibitions in Australia, USA, UK, and China. Her work has been hung twice in the Salon Des Refuses, Wynne Prize Exhibition at the S.H. Irwin Gallery.
Over the years, Victoria has divided her painting time as much as possible between Sydney and St Albans, where she likes to work with a view towards the escarpment overlooking the MacDonald River, in the Hawkesbury River Area.
The Hawkesbury area provides constant inspiration, with its picturesque landscapes and bold escarpment, for her somewhat impressionist-influenced paintings that render both natural and artificial light.
My work was initially based on the experience of feeling at home (in St Albans)... my love of the area, investigating its history, community and... in time, I began exploring the night light of both the rural and the urban landscape.
2014 - 1st Prize: Works on Paper, Northbridge Art Prize.
2013 - Highly Commended, Hawkesbury Art Prize, Purple Noon Gallery, NSW
1993 - 1st Prize, Art for Our Sake, Friends of the Earth. Ten Taylor Street Gallery, Darlinghurst, Sydney, NSW
1990 - Winner, Macquarie Towns Acquisitive Prize, Hawkesbury City Council, NSW
Public Collections include:
Hawkesbury City Council
Royal Australian Navy
National Art School
Australia and Internationally